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Apparently we have to give customers the warm fuzzies ... How the heck do we do that?

Analysis “The customer is king” is up there with some of the most overused corporate mantras. But it has now been translated into a new buzzword – Customer Experience, or CX – and a whole industry is evolving on the back of it. The purveyors of enterprise software, cloud services and digital devices would have you believe you can …
Rachel Willcox, 27 Jan 2016
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NASA photo gallery: How to blow $200m of rocket in seconds

Pics Last November, Orbital Sciences lost one of its Antares rockets in an almighty explosion seconds after takeoff. When it become clear the stack was falling back to Earth rather than soaring toward the heavens, a launch controller detonated the scuttling charges on the craft. It was supposed to clear supplies and equipment to the …
Iain Thomson, 07 Nov 2015
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Microsoft promises no snooping in new fine print for web services

Microsoft has updated its Services Agreement, the legalese almost nobody bothers to read before clicking “I Agree” when signing up for online services. The changes are notable because Microsoft has been critical of Google's fine print in the “Scroogled” campaign pointing out that rival ad-slinging-based-on-search-results outfit …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2014

Entering the Dragon: A little data from Big China

Photo Special Huawei - perhaps the name best known to Reg readers from the Chinese industrial explosion which has transformed the global economy - is one of the most unusual and interesting companies on the planet, growing from 3,000 employees at the start of the millennium to 150,000 today. So when the Asian colossus invited The Reg to its …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 May 2014
The HTC One M8

Gr8, it's the new M8! Ideal for that celebrity funeral selfie

Grubby Mitts On Taiwanese phone-maker HTC unveiled its quad-core HTC One M8, the snappily named successor to the M7, on Tuesday. Predictably, it's powered by a 2.3GHz ARM-compatible Snapdragon 801 chip from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM, and runs Android KitKat 4.4. The battery isn’t removable, it has 16 or 32GB of on-board storage, and it can …
Simon Rockman, 26 Mar 2014
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Dropbox dropouts and biz rebels: Stay in control ... inhale your own cloud

Build your own cloud - part 2 In part one, I looked at how cloud services can fail you, using the example of the demise of Google Reader and the ensuing feed-ing frenzy. Replacing Google Reader with a self-hosted alternative like TinyTinyRSS isn't too difficult - the OPML format offers reasonably good data portability, which allows you to simply reload your …

Dark horse shocker: Verizon first to ship KitKat update for Moto X

Motorola's Moto X will be one of the first smartphones to be upgraded to Android 4.4 "KitKat," and in a surprising break with tradition, customers on Verizon Wireless will be the first to receive the update. Verizon may be the US's largest wireless carrier, but its track record for delivering Android updates is lousy. Phones …
Neil McAllister, 19 Nov 2013

Twitter revamps Android tablet app – but ONLY for Samsung 'slabs

Twitter has unveiled a new version of its mobile app designed specifically for Android devices with larger screen - but for now only Samsung fondlers will be able to use it. The company announced the app on Thursday as an exclusive for owners of the 2014 edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, saying it worked with the South …
Neil McAllister, 11 Oct 2013
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DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

Vid The late Apple baron Steve Jobs has critically wounded one of his company's key "bounce to update" related patents in Europe. A German court has nixed a photo-gallery app design, filed by Apple in June 2007, after a video of Jobs demonstrating the software with the rubber-band bounce effect five months earlier was deemed prior …
Bill Ray, 30 Sep 2013
ZTE Open, the Firefox OS smartphone

ZTE Open: This dirt-cheap smartphone is a swing and a miss

Review Of the various open source Android challengers currently under development, the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox OS was the first to reach the market with actual, commercially available products. The ZTE Open smartphone is one such product. Unfortunately, that's about all it's got going for it. When ZTE started selling the Open …
Neil McAllister, 13 Sep 2013
Disgo 8400G Android tablet

Review: Disgo 8400G 7.9in Android tablet

A 7.9in Jelly Bean Android tablet with 3G connectivity for £150? There has to be a catch, right? Absolutely. The catch with the Disgo 8400G is that you’ve probably never heard of the company before... Now, this could mean you’ll be ahead of the game with the next big thing in affordable fondleslabs if you bought one. However, …
Bob Dormon, 22 Apr 2013
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Cache 'n' carry: What's the best config for your SSD?

Feature The idea of using a low-capacity SSD to store the most frequently accessed files or parts of files in order to access them more quickly than a mechanical hard drive can serve them up - a technique called SSD caching - has been around for some time, but it wasn’t until the arrival of Intel’s Smart Response Technology with the …
Simon Crisp, 12 Feb 2013
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Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

Samsung Galaxy products which run Android 2.2.1 to 2.3.7 - the Galaxy S, SII and Ace - have been banned in the Netherlands after a Dutch court ruled that the devices infringe an Apple scrolling patent that relates to how a user swipes through photo galleries. The court said that Samsung's pre-Android 3.0 gear is using the …

German court turkey-slaps Motorola in patent case

A Munich court has determined that Motorola infringed Apple’s “overscroll bounce” technology and has ordered a recall of all tablets and smartphones containing the technology. The Chocolate Moto won’t have to move immediately, since it’s now up to Apple to post various bonds to cover enforcement. For a mere 25 million Euros, …
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Microsoft awards itself Google-esque power over Hotmail, SkyDrive etc

Microsoft has tweaked its fine print so it can reuse its users' photos, emails and chat messages to polish its online services. The new terms-of-use agreement was rolled out late last week. It grants Microsoft the right to use information gathered from Hotmail, Photo Gallery, Office.com and SkyDrive accounts in a manner it sees …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Sep 2012
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Microsoft kills Windows Live brand

Microsoft is killing its Windows Live brand ahead of launching Windows 8, citing "customer confusion". In a mercifully short Windows 8 blog Microsoft said it’s ripping the meaningless umbrella from a bunch of online services. Windows Live covers Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger and is the prefix to its Web 2.0 me-too properties …
Gavin Clarke, 03 May 2012
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Motorola unfazed by Apple photo-patent win

Motorola Mobility (MMI) lost another round in its ongoing patent war with Apple when a German court ruled in Cupertino's favor in a photo-management patent case – but they're putting their best face on the setback. "Today's ruling in Munich, Germany on the patent litigation brought by Apple concerns a software feature …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Mar 2012
Google Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

Review No new version of the Android mobile operating system has been quite so eagerly awaited as v4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich as it’s more colourfully known. The reason is not hard to explain: Android has streaked ahead of iOS in the bums-on-seats stakes but there is still the feeling that the user interface lacks the polish and grace …
Alun Taylor, 29 Nov 2011
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The Great Smartphone OS Shoot-out

Review If you want a smartphone - and, let’s face it, most people do these days - you have four choices, all of which have recently been updated. Apple’s rightly admired iOS has now hit the big 5-point-oh, Google’s rather more blue-collar Android is about to turn 4, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone is now a precocious seven-and-a-half …
Alun Taylor, 04 Nov 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Android smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Android smartphone

Review Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger, but among the recent models from Sony Ericsson is the Xperia Ray, a slim and stylish Android 2.3 device with a sharp 3.3in widescreen. It also sports a well-featured 8Mp camera with 720p HD video recording and a host of other handy functions at a mid-range price. Sony Ericsson …
Dave Oliver, 25 Oct 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson signals Xperia X10 Gingerbread update

Sony Ericsson has posted Android 2.3 Gingerbread for last year's Xperia X10 smartphone. The phone maker promised the much sought after upgrade back in March, saying the software would arrive "late Q2/early Q3". Later, it revised that timeframe to early August. But we're still in late July, and here's Gingerbread. Sony …
Hard Reg, 27 Jul 2011
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Microsoft integrates OAuth 2.0 in play for Facebook goodness

Microsoft has suckered up to Facebook's social graph API with the implementation of OAuth 2.0 on its Windows Live developer platform. The company announced plans to hook its next version of Microsoft's Messenger Connect coder system into the open authorisation standard in early May, when its ID expert Kim Cameron quit Redmond …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jun 2011
HTC Sensation

HTC Sensation dual core Android smartphone

Review HTC’s latest high-ender is the first dual core device from the Taiwanese company and offers a huge screen, improved 8Mp camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the latest HTC Sense user interface. The HTC Sensation is available from Vodafone only to begin with though, and the big red one isn’t saying for how long… HTC Sensation …
Dave Oliver, 02 Jun 2011
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Westminster Abbey cashes in on Royal Wedding with ... App

Today, Prince William and Kate Middleton gave 'royal approval' to Abbey 3D, an app that offers a tour of Westminster Abbey in 3D, even showing users areas that are off-limit on Wedding Day. Bless. There's also a photo gallery of previous weddings as well as biographies of those involved, not to mention the regular updates and …
Caleb Cox, 18 Apr 2011
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The Guardian 2.0.2

iOS App of the Week Version 2.0 of The Guardian newspaper's app came out recently, but I held off downloading it at first because it now requires a subscription rather than being completely free. However, the recent uproar about Apple’s seemingly restrictive terms for in-app subscriptions piqued my interest and prompted me to take out my very …
Cliff Joseph, 03 Mar 2011
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NASA's Odyssey to break Martian long-service record

NASA has the champagne on ice as its Odyssey Orbiter prepares to break the "Martian longevity record". On 15 December, the spacecraft will clock up its 3,340th day since entering orbit around the Red Planet on 24 October 2001, and will have "worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history". Odyssey takes the crown …
Lester Haines, 10 Dec 2010
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Mozilla rages at MS, Apple and Google's 'trojan horse' tactics

A well-respected Mozilla man has attacked Apple, Google and Microsoft for installing plug-ins without first asking for a web surfer’s permission. Open web advocate Asa Dotzler, who co-founded the Spread Firefox project for the open source browser outfit in 2004, slammed the three tech titans for making sneaky installs of plug- …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Nov 2010
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iPad apps: the 10 smartest and 10 stupidest

As competitors to Apple's "magical and revolutionary" iPad begin to appear, expect Jobs & Co. to argue that a key advantage of their tablet over the Samsung Galaxy Tab, RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, et al. is the vast collection of iPad apps available in the iOS App Store. Well, yes and no. There are, indeed, some fine apps …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Nov 2010
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Pesky weather grounds Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery will not now launch on its STS-133 mission to the International Space Station until tomorrow (Friday) at the earliest. Discovery on Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center The venerable vehicle's swansong has has been postponed due to the weather at Kennedy Space Center, NASA explains. If the …
Lester Haines, 04 Nov 2010
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Microsoft releases Windows Live apps suite

Microsoft slapped a new bunch of Windows Live updates onto the interwebs yesterday in its latest effort to knit desktop and cloud computing together. The company made a set of free apps available to allow Windows 7 customers to connect, create and share docs online. The software updates to Windows Live Essentials 2011 include …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Oct 2010
Fifa World Cup 2010

Ten Essential World Cup Apps

Product Round-up Kick off is mere days away - this coming Friday, no less, with South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay playing France - so now's the time to get your smartphone loaded up with World Cup goodies. Whether you'll be watching from home, at a friend's house, down the pub - or even in South Africa itself, here are our ten favourite apps, …
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Microsoft presses refresh on Windows Live again

Microsoft is once again tweaking its Windows Live estate, this time with a view to improving photo and video management both online and offline. According to CNet's Ina Fried, Redmond is updating its Windows Live photo gallery, movie maker, mail and sync features with betas expected to arrive in the next few months. "We're …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Jun 2010
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Samsung Omnia Pro

Review Samsung clearly has high hopes for its latest round of Windows Mobile-powered Omnia smartphones. The Omnia II was a significant improvement over last year's original, due in no small part to Windows Mobile 6.5, which offers a big leap in usability over previous editions of WinMo. The Omnia Pro maintains a high level of …
Dave Oliver, 09 Feb 2010
Nokia E72

Nokia E72 smartphone

Review The E72 is the latest in Nokia’s line of Qwerty handsets, beefing up the popular E71 with a slightly sleeker look, improved software and some interface tweaks. It’s very slim – only just over 1cm thick, 58.3mm wide, and 114 tall, weighing 128g. The 2.36in screen is only QVGA, though arguably on a unit this size, a higher …
Nigel Whitfield, 25 Nov 2009
Samsung Tocco Lite GT-S5230

Samsung Tocco Lite budget touchscreen phone

Review Having scored considerable touchscreen success with its debut Tocco F480, Samsung has been understandably keen to extend its Tocco-branded portfolio – first with the Tocco Ultra Edition GT-S8300 numberpad-packing slider/touchscreen combo, and now with a budget version, the Tocco Lite GT-S5230, also known as the Star in some …
Phil Lattimore, 20 Oct 2009
Sony Ericsson C905 Plus

Sony Ericsson C905 Plus

Review Praised for combining quality optics with top-notch phone features, Sony Ericsson's 'C for camera' series has raised the bar again with the C905 Plus. It's basically an upgrade of the existing C905 8.1Mp Cyber-shot camphone with expanded memory, a grin gabbing Smile Shutter feature, plus extra applications including Youtube and …
Dave Oliver, 25 May 2009
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Microsoft’s Silverlight 3 delivers decent alternative to Adobe

Review Silverlight's future looks bright, which is just as well. The initial release of Microsoft media player for the browser lacked many of the features Flash had offered for years. Version 1.0 was really little more than a dressed up beta and, while the current release is an improvement, it still lacks many advanced capabilities …
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Homeless Frank and Microsoft's cookie-cutter PC campaign

When Disney or McDonald's advertise to children, they know they aren't just getting one purchase - the child - by targeting the parents' emotional weak spot. They are getting multiple sales: as the whole family will go to Disney World or buy their fast food, meaning two, three, four times as much money. It's a simple trick: …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Apr 2009

Sony talks up PS3 update

Updated Just 24 hours after announcing the impending launch of firmware version 5.03 for the PlayStation Portable, Sony has released a sneak preview of another firmware update for the PS3. Sony staffer Eric Lempel said, again in a post on the official PlayStation blog, that the PS3’s update – to be called version 2.60 – is primarily …
James Sherwood, 21 Jan 2009

Boffin seeks $300,000 to build eight-wheel 230mph EV

'Leccy Tech Plug-in hybrids, extended-range electric vehicles, pure electric roadsters - all well and good, but what we really want is an electric eight-wheel hyper-car that's good for 230mph on the open road. So that would be the Eliica - or the Electric LIthium-Ion Car - Satanic brainchild of Japanese boffin Dr Hiroshi Shimizu, a man …
Alun Taylor, 20 Jan 2009

Fisker shows Karma Sunset in Detroit

'Leccy Tech Fisker used the Detroit Motor Show to unveil the final production version of its Karma electric saloon and tantalise assembled onlookers with the first showing of the convertible Karma S – the S standing for Sunset. Fisker Karma Fisker's Karma S: pretty as a sunset? OK, it's not a whole lot different from the images we've …
Alun Taylor, 16 Jan 2009

Honda shows off Insight hybrid

Honda has already made it clear that it doesn't hold with all this plug-in battery powered vehicle malarkey but sees the future belonging to good old petrol-hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell power. So while World+Dog – well, Ford and Toyota – were busy announcing plans for lithium-ion battery-pack plug-in hybrids at the Detroit …
Alun Taylor, 15 Jan 2009

Tesla announces S, unwraps Sport

'Leccy Tech It's been a busy few days for Tesla, a company which more than most will wish to shake the dust of 2008 off its shoes and get on with 2009. During his keynote speech to the Society of Automotive Analysts at the Detroit Motor Show, Tesla CEO Elon Musk let drop a few more titbits about the forthcoming Telsa S saloon. Tesla …
Alun Taylor, 14 Jan 2009

Violet Mir:ror DIY RFID kit

Review Whether you notice it or not, radio-frequency identification (RFID) is upon us in our daily lives. For Londoners, the most obvious incarnation is the Oyster card. Sit it on a pad when you start and finish a tube journey and the fare is deducted from your account automatically. The people at Violet want to make RFID a rather …
Bob Dormon, 14 Jan 2009

Toyota demos FT electric city car

'Leccy Tech Toyota today unveiled its FT-EV electric car at the Detroit Motor Show. Though only a concept, something not too dissimilar to it should go into full production in 2012. Toyota FT-EV Toyota's FT: the commuter's car The FT is based on Toyota's new iQ mini-car. Unfortunately, that was just about the only technical fact that …
Alun Taylor, 13 Jan 2009

Chrysler turns on Circuit at Detroit Motor Show

'Leccy Tech Chrysler seems determined to forge ahead with plans for an electric fleet if its presentations at the Detroit Motor Show are anything to go by. First on show was the final design of the two-seat Dodge EV coupé, now officially called the Circuit. It may be an electrified Lotus Europa underneath but in its new corporate Dodger …
Alun Taylor, 12 Jan 2009
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Ballmer talks 'post-PC' Microsoft with Windows 7 beta

Steve Ballmer has stressed the relevance of both Windows and the PC in an increasingly fragmented world of computing devices and web access, while introducing the next version of Windows. Opening the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Microsoft's chief executive announced the Windows 7 beta's availability in …
Gavin Clarke, 08 Jan 2009

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905 eight-megapixel cameraphone

Review With Sony Ericsson’s Cyber-shot cameraphone pedigree, it’s no surprise that the firm's been swift to join the ranks of eight-megapixel mobile makers. Its new flagship, the C905, not only ups the pixel count but it's comfortably the most feature-laden Cyber-shot yet. Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905 Sony Ericsson's Cyber-shot …
Phil Lattimore, 26 Dec 2008

Merseyside plant to punch out Chevy Volt

'Leccy Tech The Chevy Volt looks set to be made in the UK at the Vauxhall production line at Ellesmere Port, it has been claimed. If the plan goes ahead, Volts could be flowing off the Merseyside production line early in 2011, Autocar magazine reports. GM Chevy Volt GM's Chevy Volt: set to ship under Vauxhall flag? Moles from General …
Alun Taylor, 03 Dec 2008

Honda: future's full of hybrids and fuel-cell EVs, not plug-ins

'Leccy Tech Fans of the hydrogen fuel-cell powered Honda FC Sport sci-fi style concept car may have a reason to rejoice: Honda president Takeo Fukui reckons plug-in electric cars are hopeless. In an interview to Chinese-language website auto.163.com, he said that electric vehicles are still "immature", the main problem being the batteries …
Alun Taylor, 28 Nov 2008